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Monthly Piece Published in the Reading Eagle - March 2023

Posted on Monday, March 6, 2023
By: Eileen Dautrich
Categories: General

Monthly Piece Published in the Reading Eagle - March 2023The TriCounty Area Chamber of Commerce within the last two months has held a very successful Membership Breakfast, Pottstown Progress Luncheon, and Boyertown Area Progress Dinner. In January we had a panel presentation at our Membership Breakfast focused on “Internships – Are They Right for My Business.”
The...

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Tip: Be aware of the blinker-ed conversation

Posted on Wednesday, March 1, 2023
By: Hailey Heimbach
Categories: General

Tip: Be aware of the blinker-ed conversationThere’s a school of thought that says, 'when you are speaking to someone, give them 100% of your focus.' We don’t think that’s exactly right...

Have you ever been THE person standing at the periphery of a conversation (and wanting to say hi to one or both people) and either they don’t see you, or just ignore you? This...

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Tip: The 8-minute phone call

Posted on Friday, February 24, 2023
By: Hailey Heimbach
Categories: General

Tip: The 8-minute phone call
In her 7-Day Happiness Challenge, Jancee Dunn, a columnist for The New York Times, shares lots of great ideas on how to improve the relationships in your work and life. Here is one that resonated with us: The Secret Power of the 8-Minute Phone Call.

Jancee suggests you think of someone you haven’t talked to in a while who you would like to...

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Tip: Take 10 Seconds to Diffuse a Conversation

Posted on Wednesday, February 15, 2023
By: Hailey Heimbach
Categories: General

Tip: Take 10 seconds to diffuse a conversation.

Jason Aten’s Inc. article How Emotionally Intelligent Leaders Embrace the 10-Second Rule to Handle Difficult Situations, explains how, when a conversation is going off-track, you stop and wait 10 seconds before continuing. Here is the logic:

“There are several reasons this works. First, it allows you to take a...

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Posted on Wednesday, February 8, 2023
By: Hailey Heimbach
Categories: General

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Tip: Prep Your Conversation

Posted on Wednesday, January 25, 2023
By: Hailey Heimbach
Categories: General

Tip: Prep Your ConversationWe recently revised our 88 Positive Networking® Tips for Conferences Quick Guide because this is the year that many of you will be attending in-person conferences again. We thought this tip from our guide was a helpful one to share.PREP YOUR CONVERSATION:
Andrew Reid, CEO of Rival Technologies, says, “Have something that’s current, on topic, and...

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Tip: Should you be a cheerleader or content sponge?

Posted on Wednesday, January 18, 2023
By: Hailey Heimbach
Categories: General

Tip: Should you be a cheerleader or content sponge?
Good listening skills are usually referred to as “active listening,” but we like this new term, “adaptive listening.”

Communication expert, Nancy Duarte, in this MIT Sloan Review article says we all have a "default listening style" but "great listeners adapt the way they listen in each situation to help...

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Leadership TriCounty Class Recap November

Posted on Tuesday, January 17, 2023
By: Hailey Heimbach
Categories: General

Leadership TriCounty Class Recap NovemberLeadership TriCounty started off their November class by visiting the Pottstown Cluster of Religious Communities, which serves as one of Pottstown’s main food pantries. The Pottstown Cluster of Religious Communities is not only a food pantry with delivery options, but also serves as a distribution center to other pantries. Over forty families are...

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Monthly Piece Published in the Reading Eagle - January 2023

Posted on Tuesday, January 10, 2023
By: Eileen Dautrich
Categories: General

Kicking Off 2023!I have used this article space before to talk about and focus on networking. Networking is the primary reason we hear that people are joining a Chamber/maintain their membership. They want to meet other businesspeople and hopefully those new connections become customers. It is not the focus of this article, but I do want to take any opportunity I can to remind everyone...

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Tip: 5 Ways To Power Up Your Network

Posted on Wednesday, January 4, 2023
By: Hailey Heimbach
Categories: General

Tip: 5 Ways To Power Up Your NetworkEven us—who think about networking all the time—noticed that after the pandemic we had let our networking slide. Being isolated during lockdowns, working from home, and even mask wearing all took away from easy connecting.Here are our best tips to power up your network: 1. Invite, like, comment, and post more on LinkedIn. Do it daily. This is a way to get...

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